Siesta Key Charter Fishing

When you want to go fishing in Sarasota, one of the safest and most fun ways to do so is by taking a trip with Siesta Key Charter Fishing. Your guide on this trip is Captain Bryan, who’s been fishing these waters for over 30 years. He’s a multi-generation fisherman and learned a lot from his father. The knowledge his family passed on to him only adds the years of fishing experience.

Capt. Bryan encourages anglers of all ages and skill levels to take a part in the action. He’ll show you everything you need to know, so even if you started the trip as an amateur, you’ll feel like a pro by the end of it.

Fish aboard a 41’ Fitz that accommodates up to 6 guests. This offshore sportfishing boat is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines and features all the comforts of home with AC, toilet, kitchen, a shower, and more all on board. There’s also enough room for everyone to fish in comfort.

Sailing through the flats, backcountry, and reefs of Sarasota, you’ll go after Redfish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Trout, Cobia, Black Drum, and many more.  Further offshore, you’ll get to test your fishing mettle against the likes of Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and more before you head back to land with some delicious table fare stored in the cooler.

The captain will supply everything you’ll need for a successful day on the water. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, fishing license, and a cooler filled with ice and bottled water.

Come on down and get ready for an angling experience you’ll remember for a long time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    Head out on an offshore adventure and come back with fish in tow! A 10 hour trip will give you ample time to head further into the Gulf of Mexico, mix different techniques, and target various species. Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, and Barracuda are all in the cards on this awesome trip!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    Head out into the Gulf of Mexico for an all-day adventure and come back with fresh fish for dinner. You'll be catching Grouper, Cobia, Red Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and much more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,065
    An ideal middle ground between a full day and a half day, this 6 hour trip will give you enough time to fish the productive offshore waters while not taking up your entire day. You'll target various species inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico such as Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Shark, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    This 4 hour trip makes for an ideal introduction into the world of offshore fishing! It's a great option for beginner anglers as well as those more experienced but short on time. Depending on the season, you can expect to target Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, different Shark species, and more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    This 4 hour trip makes for an ideal introduction into the world of offshore fishing! It's a great option for beginner anglers as well as those more experienced but short on time. Depending on the season, you can expect to target Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, different Shark species, and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Whether you're after Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, or some other inshore fish, you'll be able to catch them here. Catch something you've never caught before and conquer a new territory!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    It's hard to sum up all of the species you can catch on this trip, but the most notable are Redfish, Trout, Snook, Black Drum, Cobia, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, so just bring some snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Spend a fun afternoon in the inshore waters of Sarasota and catch some of the tastiest species out there. The captain will help you with the equipment if you're a novice and you'll quickly catch up.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This short morning trip is a perfect way to start your day. Target various inshore species and get back to the marina just on time for lunch, with the freshest fish fillets to cook!
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About the Captain

Bryan Galasso
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
Capt. Bryan Galasso is a second-generation Sarasota native who is also a second-generation fisherman. For the past 30 decades, he's been fishing these waters, of which for the past 5 years he's been guiding fishing trips. He has the knowledge from inshore to offshore to provide a fun, safe, and successful experience on the water.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Fitz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Michael N.
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4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on July 10, 2020
Captain Bryan was awesome, and his experience on the water really showed during our trip.  Captain Bryan welcomed us aboard...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on February 23, 2021
This was an awesome trip! Capt. Bryan is the real deal, he knows all the good spots and how to get you a big bag of fish. Plus,...
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Palmetto, Florida
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Fantastic Experience, Highly Knowledgeable!

6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on August 18, 2020
Captain Bryan knew where to hook us up!  Fished several spots around Sarasota Bay and hit the “inshore slam” before lunch! ...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
Bryan was amazing in all aspects. He was busy baiting our lines, moving to a better area, always looking for fish. -A true...
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Elizabeth T.
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Awesome Half day trip with Capt. Bryan!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on March 21, 2021
We highly recommend fishing with Bryan! He brought us right to the fish and we had a great time on the boat in the bay. He...
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FAQs about Siesta Key Charter Fishing

Siesta Key Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,065 per group - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Offshore Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Siesta Key Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Siesta Key Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Siesta Key Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Siesta Key Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Siesta Key Charter Fishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail